These are the invited talks that I have given in the last 4 years at various places. They are listed in reverse cronological order.
The PDF slides of selected talks can
be obtained from my MAIN PAGE. I have carefully preserved notes of all these talks. If you are interested
in a particular talk, please email me and I will scan the notes and send them to you.
INVITED TALKS IN CONFERENCES AND MEETINGS
Plenary addresses to be given at the Illiois section of the MAA
meetings, Winter 2009.
A new interpretation of the quadratic closure of a field, AMS special session on Algebraic Topology and related topics at UBC/PIMS, October 4-5, 2008 (invited by Alejandro Adem and
Steve Mitchell).
Towards a refinement of the Bloch-Kato conjecture, Canadian Mathematical Society meeting, Homotopy theory session, London, Ontario Dec. 9, 2007 (invited by Kristine Bauer)
A new perspective on groups with periodic cohomology, Canadian Mathematical Society meeting, Homotopy theory session, London, Ontario Dec. 10, 2007 (invited by Kristine Bauer)
Finite generation of Tate cohomology and Freyd's generating hypothesis,
AMS special session on Recent advances in Algebraic Topology,
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Nov 3, 2007, (invited by Donald Yau and Mark Johnson).
Some new invariants for group algebras, PIMS algebra summer school in Alberta, University of Alberta, Edmonton,
August 7, 2007. (invited by Alejandro Adem, Arturo Pianzola, and Jochen
Kuttler).
Tate cohomology often fails to detect ``null homotopy'', special
session on ``Representation theory and Galois cohomology in Number theory'' at the
American Mathematical Society Winter Meeting, Davidson, North Carolina, March 3-4, 2007 (invited by Jan Minac and John Swallow)
Which finite p-groups are like a finite product of fields? special session on
``Commutative algebra and algebraic geometry''
at the Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Dec. 9-11, 2006 (invited by Ragner Buchweitz).
The last conjecture of Frank Adams, at the semester on Algebraic Topology, Institut Mittag-Leffler, Sweden,
April 6th, 2006 (invited by Bjørn Jahren, Kathryn Hess, and Bob Oliver).
Delivered three lectures on Thick subcategories in stable homotopy theory - work of Devinatz, Hopkins, and Smith,
Mathematisches Forshungsinstitut Oberwolfach, Germany, February 20-22, 2006 (invited by Henning Krause and Steffan Schwede).
A brave new world in homotopy theory, Graduate Student Topology Conference, Northwestern University, April 9-10, 2005 (invited by Paul Pearson).
A Krull-Schmidt theorem for wide subcategories of modules, session on commutative algebra
at the Joint Mathematics meetings, Atlanta, January 5th 2005, (invited by Anurag K. Singh).
Stable homotopy over the derived category, Graduate Student Topology Conference, University of Minnesota, April 24th, 2004
(invited by Jonathan Rogness and James Swenson).
INVITED TALKS IN COLLOQUIA AND SEMINARS
Scheduled to give a talk in the topology seminar at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan,
Canada, Winter 2008, (invited by Don Stanley).
Some applications of the Bloch-Kato conjecture, Topology
seminar, University of Notre Dame, November 25th, 2008, (invited by
Kate Ponte).
Strongly regular graphs, Discrete Mathematics seminar,
Illinois State University, Nov 20th, 2008.
Some applications of the Bloch-Kato conjecture, Topology
seminar, UIUC, Oct. 14th, 2008, (invited by Matt Ando).
A new interpretation of the quadratic closure of a field,
Algebra seminar, Illinois State University, Sep 16th, 2008.
An introduction to the Bloch-Kato conjecture, Algebra
seminar, Illinois State University, Sep. 2nd, 2008.
Some applications of Auslander-Reiten sequences,
Colloquium, Pondicherry University, India, August 1st, 2008.
A homotopy theoretic perspective of Tate cohomology,
Colloquium, Indian Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Chennai,
India, July 16th, 2008 (invited by Amritanshu Prasad).
Some fundamental problems in Tate cohomology, Ganita seminar at the University of Toronto, Mississauga,
Canada, May 8, 2008, (invited by Kumar Murthy, Kaneenika Sinha and
Kenneth Giuliani).
Finite generation of Tate cohomology, Algebra seminar, University of Western Ontario,
April 22, 2008.
The unreasonable effectiveness of homotopy theory in algebra and representation theory, Colloquium, Illinois State
University, March 7, 2008.
The unreasonable effectiveness of homotopy theory in algebra and representation theory, Colloquium, Pennsylvania State
University, Altoona, February 8, 2008.
Stokes Theorem, Undergraduate seminar, Pennsylvania State
University, Altoona, February 7, 2008.
An excursion to number theory and combinatorics via Calculus, Undergraduate Student seminar, Western
Washington University, January 24, 2008.
The unreasonable effectiveness of homotopy theory in algebra and representation theory, Colloquium, Western
Washington University, January 24, 2008.
Towards a refinement of the Bloch-Kato conjecture, Topology seminar, University of Chicago, January 8th, 2008, (invited by Peter May and Vigleik Angelveit).
Freyd's generating hypothesis in modular representation theory, Topology seminar, University of Rochester,
November 16, 2007, (invited by Jonathan Pakianathan).
Auslander-Reiten theory for the topologists on the street, Algebra seminar, University of Western Ontario,
October 31 st, 2007.
Some new invariants for group algebras, Algebra seminar, Emory University, Atlanta,
August 30, 2007 (invited by Raman Parimala).
Diagrammatic methods in representation theory and cohomology, Graduate student seminar, University of western Ontario, London, July 23rd, 2007.
Freyd's generating hypothesis in modular representation theory, Topology seminar, Johns Hopkins University,
March 5th 2007, (invited by Michael Ching).
Freyd's generating hypothesis in modular representation theory, Topology seminar, MIT, Feb 12, 2007, (invited by Haynes Miller).
Freyd's generating hypothesis in modular representation theory, Algebra seminar, Wesleyan University, Feb 9, 2007 (invited by Mark Hovey).
Which finite p-groups are like a finite product of fields?, Colloquium, Wesleyan University, Feb 7, 2007 (invited by Mark Hovey).
Ghosts in modular representation theory, Algebra seminar, Univ. of Western Ontario, October 2nd, 2006.
The generating hypothesis in modular representation theory, Topology seminar, Wayne State University, August 1st 2006 (invited by Dan Isaksen).
Stable homotopy theory - A gateway to modern Mathematics, Colloquium, Indian Statistical Institute (I.S.I.), India, May 30th 2006 (invited by B. Sury).
Stable homotopy theory - A gateway to modern Mathematics, Colloquium, Indian Institute of Science (I.I.Sc.), India, May 29th 2006
(invited by Govindan Rangarajan).
Some applications of the thick subcategory theorem, Topology seminar, University of Western Ontario, February 8, 2006
Rickard's proof of the thick subcategory theorem, Topology seminar, University of Western Ontario, February 1, 2006.
From derived to Quillen equivalence, Topology seminar, University of Western Ontario, December 14, 2005.
Quillen Equivalence implies equivalence in K-theory, Topology seminar, University of Western Ontario, November 16, 2005.
Keller's counter-example to the telescope conjecture, Algebra seminar, University of Western Ontario, October 4, 2005.
A k-theoretic approach for refining the chromatic towers, Topology Seminar, Northwestern University, April 11, 2005 (invited by Paul Goerss and Paul Pearson).
A k-theoretic approach for refining the chromatic towers, Topology Seminar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), March 1st, 2005
(invited by Donald Yau).
Krull-Schmidt decompositions for thick subcategories, Algebra Seminar, University of Nebraska, February 23, 2005 (invited by Srikanth Iyengar).
Subcategories and k-theory for triangulated categories, Topology seminar, University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada, January 26th 2005 (invited by
Alejandro Adem).
Triangulated subcategories of finite spectra, Topology seminar, University of Oregon, November 16, 2004 (invited by Hal Sadofky).
Wide subcategories over Noetherian regular rings, Algebra seminar, University of Washington, October 5, 2004.
Krull-Schmidt decompositions for thick subcategories, Topology Seminar, Univ. of Washington, September 2004.
k-theory for thick subcategories of finite spectra, Topology seminar, University of Washington, April 2004.
Stable homotopy theory: A Brave New World, Current topics seminar, University of Washington, April 15, 2004.
Subcategories of modules and complexes, Algebra Seminar, University of Washington, April 13, 2004.